Last Chance IPA | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Last Chance IPALast Chance IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last Chance IPA, 5.9% ABV, is a full-flavored hop assault delightfully lacking in balance. We’ve added a combination of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe® and Columbus hops to produce pungent aromas of grapefruit, pine and citrus.

Weyerbacher Brewing Company donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, local animal rescue organizations. These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home.
Have a glass and make a difference! Cheers!

Added by Knapp85 on 06-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
891
Reviews:
146
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
13.45%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
175
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kflorence
3.78/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed a single bottle on my recent trip to Philadelphia.

Pours an amber, copper golden color with sediments and a thin layer of film on top. There's minimal lacing on the glass edge as you drink. Earthy, tropical fruits hit the nose strong with an undertone of caramel sweetness. The tongue follows the nose pretty well with earthy, tropical fruits and some astringency up front, mellowing into buttery, biscuit malts and finishing crisp with lingering malt and hop bitterness. The mouthfeel of this one is medium bodied with active carbonation and a bit of chewiness.

Overall this is a pleasant AIPA that's pretty drinkable (although perhaps a bit astringent) and complex with some earthy tones. This is my second brew from Weyerbacher and so far I'm pretty impressed with their offerings. I look forward to trying more. Cheers!

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Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThomasJones
3.87/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

New Weyerbacher Beer Sunday (Week 626) continues at Chez Woody! We have achieved the kick-off of New Beer Sunday (Week 626) & I am using the occasion to kick-off my long-awaited & much-needed horizontal of Weyerbacher B.C. beers. I have a LOT of their beers in my Bottle Backlog and it may take several days until they are depleted. Enjoy the ride!

From the bottle: "Last Chance IPA helps animal rescue organizations [-] Learn how at www.lastchance.beer".

Wow! One of the advantages to day drinking & reviewing is the access to natural light. This one is filled with floaties & loads of lees on the punt. The bottle reads: "Packaged 11/22/16" so it may well be by design. The only way to find out is with a Pop! of the cap, followed by the gentlest pour possible. I briefly considered using a coffee filter, but that is a) cheating & b) not really a test of my pouring powers. It worked out as there was the slightest of haze, but it required an in-glass swirl to raise two-plus fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head with limited retention, leaving nice lacing as it fell. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy Amber to Deep Amber/Light Copper (SRM = > 9, < 13). Nose smelled of pine sap and peaches, although my bottle was not marked as any of the fruit varietals. It made for an interesting & tantalizing scent & I was anxious to taste it. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very hoppy with grapefruit & pine in the forefront, but I was still getting an underlying flavor of peaches in heavy syrup. I really loved CANned peaches as a child and preferred them over almost everything else. Finish had a pleasant bitterness, partially of the aforementioned pine & grapefruit hops, but also that bitterness that comes of getting too close to the peach pit. Jeez-O, man, I could really come to fall in love with this!

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Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.15/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grupatre
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Vetbidder
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hazy look. Ripe melon, citrus, alcohol and A slight malt background dominate the nose. Smells decent. Kind of a malt and pine mix with a really carbonated and watery crisp feel. Can't decide if it tastes a little like cat piss or it's half decent. It teeters. Maybe a bit
out of balance. I think it might be carmalized malts like you find in some beers. Side note: I remember the "Last Chance" being a bar in Montoursville PA that my family had been to while traveling to visit family when I was in my youth.

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Photo of Timtac
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ned57
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coombski
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fermentedbarley
2.73/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I have enjoyed several from Weyerbacher and their Simcoe Double IPA (unfiltered) is one of my favorites so I had high expectations for this. Hmmm. Color and smell are good but taste is kind of 'not aligned'. It's almost as though the ingredients are not well matched or engineered or something. I'm disappointed. Bitter, tangy, not orchestrated well.

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Photo of Matthowland
4.22/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Bert's
Slightly hazy light golden color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Earthy pine and resin with a sweet bready maltiness to back it up. Not quite as dry as I'd like but its a decent beer.

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Photo of Hos
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdoggg
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scott2269
4.18/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpawsat
2/5  rDev -44%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Gawz
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Summerteeth
3.29/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ajilllau
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good ipa, nothing overwhelmingly memorable about it. I carried it in bottles and it got overlooked quite a bit. I would carry it again but on draft.

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Last Chance IPA from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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